The PC Piano Clinic

A Clinic for Piano Teachers & Students

The PC Music Department will host the thirty-sixth PC Piano Clinic on February 23-24, 2024. The clinic is for piano students (grades 6-12), teachers, and auditors. Featured events include masterclasses (solo and ensemble repertoire), lectures, and recitals by a guest artist and participating students and teachers.


2024 Piano Clinic Brochure & Registration Form

Deadline for submission is February 20

Contact Dr. Karen Buckland

Dr. Wendy Freeland, Guest Artist and Lecturer

Dr. WEndy Freeland sitting at a pianoDr. Wendy Freeland is a Professor of Music at Jacksonville State University. She completed her graduate degrees in piano performance at the University of South Carolina under John Kenneth Adams. Her Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance is from Florida Atlantic University where she studied with Heather Coltman and Judith Burganger.

She enjoys performing as soloist and collaborative artist, and is currently performing with soprano Dr. Shellie Beeman, in a program titled “Unlocking the University Experience of Folk Song: A Look at Canteloube’s Chant D’Auvergne.” In recent years she performed with mezzo-soprano Stina Öhman and fellow pianist Nancy Elton. She has performed at universities across (107) the Southeast, and at the Alabama Music Teachers State Conference, the Alabama Music Educators State Conference, the National Flute Convention, the World Piano Conference in Novi Sad, Serbia, and in Sweden, Italy and Korea.

Dr. Freeland’s recent research yielded the presentation Remembering John Kenneth Adams: Lessons in Music and Life for the 2022 American Matthay Association Festival. At her (166) university she has been the recipient of the “Faculty Research Award” several times, and was honored to receive the Cleo and Carla Thomas Outstanding Education/Service Award in 2022. She organizes the Foothills Piano Festival, directs the JSU Music Academy, and is a Past President of the Alabama Music Teachers Association. She is a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music, and holds memberships in Sigma Alpha Iota, Phi Kappa Lambda, The American Matthay Association, the Music Teachers National Association, and the World Piano Teachers Association.

Dr. Stephen Taylor, Guest Master Class Teacher

As a soloist, Dr. Taylor has performed in recitals and with orchestras in the United States and in Europe. A frequent collaborative performer, he has toured with solo singers, choirs and instrumentalists across the United States and in such diverse places as Germany, Austria, Italy, Vatican City, Scotland, Greece, and Israel. He lectures frequently for music teacher organizations and has made presentations at state and national conferences sponsored by Music Teachers National Association, National Conference on Piano Pedagogy, and Music Educators National Conference. He enjoys adjudicating auditions, festivals and competitions, and is the author of several articles relating to piano pedagogy. His latest publication is a music review for MTNA’s Music Teacher magazine.

Dr. Taylor served for ten years on the piano and pedagogy faculty at the University of South Carolina School of Music and fifteen years on the faculty of the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities in Greenville, South Carolina, where he chaired the music department and taught piano-related lessons and coursework. Dr. Taylor also served on the faculties of the SCGSAH Academy and Discovery programs from their respective inceptions in 1990 and 2004 until 2021. Former students have attended such institutions as The Juilliard School, Northwestern University, Indiana University, UNC School of the Arts, and numerous other schools in the region. Current and former students have been prize winners in the Aloha International Piano Competition in Honolulu and in MTNA sponsored competitions, as well as in many state concerto competitions.

Dr. Taylor holds performance and pedagogy degrees from The Juilliard School, the University of Louisville, and the University of South Carolina, where his major professors included Ania Dorfmann, Lee Luvisi, Max Camp, and Raymond Dudley.

Dr. Ann B. Wilson, Guest Master Class Teacher

Dr. Ann B. Wilson enjoys a career as an independent teacher of piano performance, piano pedagogy and music theory. A frequent lecturer, curriculum author, masterclass clinician, and adjudicator for piano competitions throughout the southeast, Dr. Wilson has been named a Steinway Top Teacher multiple years and was honored as Teacher of the Year in 2017 by SC Music Teachers Association.

Students of Dr. Wilson are scholarship recipients to leading institutions across the US, have been selected to prestigious summer programs, including the Southeastern Piano Festival at the University of SC, and are first place winners in numerous competitions: including the Lyceum International Piano Series Competition, SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities Junior Artist Piano Competition, all divisions of the SC Piano Festival Association auditions, Walter B. Roberts Scholarship Competition, Columbia Music Teachers Association Scholarship Competition, Bob Jones University HS Festival Classical Piano Competition, Sylvia E. Looney Scholarship Competition, Music Clubs of Columbia Scholarship Competition, Elizabeth Avinger Competition, Floride Smith Dean Music Scholarship Competition, and MTNA-affiliated competitions.

Dr. Wilson holds degrees in piano and piano pedagogy from the University of South Carolina where, as an assistant to Max Camp, she taught piano and piano pedagogy and was a co-lecturer in the USC Summer Music Courses with Dr. Stephen Taylor. Her principal professors were Bong Hi Kim, Max Camp and Charles Fugo.

Dr. Wilson has served as the piano instructor for the Odyssey Summer Program of the SC Governor’s School for the Arts, and Junior Division Coordinator for SC’s MTNA Performance Competitions. A past president of SC Piano Festival Association and Columbia Music Teachers Association, Dr. Wilson is currently State Festival Chairman for SC Piano Festival Association and serves on the Board of Directors of Classical Healing Keys, a non-profit corporation that uses classical music to promote awareness, de-stigmatize, and provide support for those who struggle with mental illness.

A resident of Lexington, SC, Dr. Wilson is married to Harry Wilson, whose collegiate studies were in vocal performance. Their two daughters, Victoria Wilson Boyce and Ann Forrest Wilson Bowers, hold degrees in music from Florida State University.

Past PC Piano Clinic Guest Artists

  • Kaju Lee, guest artist recital, February 28, 2020
  • Kaju Lee, guest artist Master Class and Lecture, February 29, 2020
  • Alexander Peskanov, guest artist recital, February 22, 2019 (35th year of the PC Piano Clinic)
  • Alexander Peskanov Master Class and Lecture, February 23, 2019
  • Emily Chiang, University of Toronto guest artist recital, February 16, 2018
  • Emily Chiang Lecture and Master Class February 17, 2018
  • Kenneth Drake and Jun Hee Han, fortepiano, guest artists recital, February 17, 2017
  • Kenneth Drake Pianoforte Lecture/Demonstration (February 17, 2017 for PC Students and February 18, 2017 for Clinic Participants)
  • Kenneth Drake, Professor Emeritus University of Illinois, guest artist recital February 19, 2016
  • Kenneth Drake Master Class and Lecture/Demonstration February 20, 2016
  • Carles&Sofia, Spanish guest duo recital March 21, 2015
  • Carles&Sofia, Master Class and Lecture March 21, 2015
  • Ang Li, guest artist recital March 21, 2014 (30th year of the PC Piano Clinic)
  • Ang Li Master Class and Lecture/Demonstration March 22, 2014
  • Timothy and Rumi Smith, University of Alaska-Anchorage, guest artists recital March 15, 2013
  • Timothy Smith Master Class and Lecture/Demonstration March 16, 2013
  • Awadagin Pratt, guest artist recital March 30, 2012
  • Awadagin Pratt Master Class March 31, 2012
  • Andreas Klein, guest artist recital March 18, 2011
  • Andreas Klein Master Class March 19, 2011
  • Louis Nagel, University of Michigan, guest artist recital March 12, 2010
  • Louis Nagel Master Class March 13, 2010
  • Jerome Lowenthal, Juilliard School, guest artist recital March 20, 2009
  • Jerome Lowenthal Master Class March 21, 2009
  • Walter Ponce, UCLA, guest artist recital February 15, 2008
  • Seymour Fink, Capital University, Master Class February 16, 2008 No Piano Clinic – 2006, 2007
  • Ian Hobson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, guest artist recital January 28, 2005
  • Ian Hobson Master Class 2005 January 29, 2005
  • Nelita True, Eastman School of Music, guest artist recital January 30, 2004
  • Nelita True Master Class January 31, 2004
  • Alexander Peskanov, NYC pianist, guest artist recital January 31, 2003
  • Alexander Peskanov Master Class February 1, 2003
  • Ann Schein, Peabody Conservatory of Music, guest artist recital February 1, 2002
  • Ann Schein, Master Class February 2, 2002